When corporate network safety starts at employees' homes
Protecting your network from home wireless hackers
Today, as the lines between home and business computing continue to blur, even enterprise IT administrators need to be concerned with their employees’ security practices on their home wireless networks. The last thing you want is for a hacker to compromise an employee’s computer via an under-secured home wireless connection, and then quickly and efficiently travel down that handy remote user VPN tunnel straight into your business’s network.
Not surprisingly, enterprise IT managers are now deploying training on wireless security, specifying wireless router hardware and/or configuration settings, and in some cases, providing firewall/VPN endpoint appliances (managed from the datacentre) for key employees’ in-home use.